Friday, February 1, 2019

Free Friday - Can't Have Freedom With Censorship

It's Friday! Yay! And into life some freedom flows...

My freebie pick for today is about real freedom. It's about censorship and the right to read what you please without interference. I think it's a basic human right. It's not given to us by a government, it's inherent.

With that in mind, here is a link to books that were banned and are now freely available online. It sincerely boggles my mind that books like "Huckleberry Finn" and "Candide" were once pulled from the eyes from the public because of their provocative content. Both are favorites of mine. You can find links to download both of them at the page below.

Certainly, some of the books may offend people. Thomas Paine's "The Age Of Reason" offended many both here in the US and in Europe and English publishers were prosecuted for printing the book. There are plenty of more recent examples of banned books that are well worth a read.

UPenn has a huge library of books available for download as well. It's worth looking at their page as well.

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